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K.J. Hospital is Chennai’s oldest multispecialty hospital with many path-breaking achievements to its credit. As a pioneer corporate sector hospital, it has emerged as a role model for other hospitals since 1969. It has a Rural Primary Health Centre for three villages near Chennai where treatment is given free of cost.

It has many firsts to its credit

  • Chennai’s first Kidney Transplant 1976.
  • Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter 1989.
  • Gamma Camera with SPECT 1989.
  • Hemodialysis in 1969.
  • ICU was introduced by K.J.Hospital in 1969.
  • Licensed blood bank in private sector in 1971.
  • Mobile intensive coronary care unit in 1969.
  • Nuclear Medicine Department in 1969.
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction ( PCR ) in clinical practice in 1995.
  • Two way Telemetry system with facility to transmit ECG from the ambulance 1974.
  • Whole body CT Scanner 1980.

Research achievements
  • A screening tool to identify hypo and hyperthyroidism non invasively.
  • Bio artificial liver.
  • Blood infusion pump.
  • Brain Natriuretic Peptide Triad enunciated by Dr.KJ.
  • Breast Enhancement Cream.
  • Cancer Vaccine – Developed from patients own tumor.
  • Cot weighing machine for ambulant patients.
  • Electronic Nose to smell urea in the blood.
  • Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
  • Hydrostatic Stone Immobilizer for treatment of urinary bladder stone with lithotripter.
  • Indigenous Electrode for Lithotripter.
  • Indigenous Human Serum Albumin (HSA) – For lymphoscintigraphy.
  • Iontophoresis.
  • Keratinocytes culture.
  • Ortho Lithotripter for musculo skeletal conditions.
  • Oxygen alarm.
  • Phytohemagglutinin.
  • Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF).
  • Simple devise to read out osteoporosis from Chest X-ray.
  • Structural Changes in Pancreas in Type II diabetes.
  • Uretermyography Electrode original.

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